John Jacob Engel, 82, of St. Petersburg, formerly of New York City, passed away June 24, 2018.
John was born in the Bronx, NY to Stewart and Beatrice Engel (née Schapiro). He received his Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and Master’s degree from Boston University. John began his career as a program director at WLAD AM in Danbury, CT and later held account executive positions at WBRY AM in Waterbury, CT and WNHC AM in New Haven, CT. The majority of his career was at the North America Precis Syndicate, first as an account executive, and later as executive vice president, principal, and member of their board of directors. John was a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Publicity Club of New York (board of directors), and B’nai B’rith.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Miriam; children by previous marriage, Susan Lisa and Mark Alan; stepchildren, Alan Brett and Amy Ruth; and grandchildren, Rachel, Max, David, Indigo, Noah, Beatrice, and Ella.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27 at the Jewish Memorial Gardens of Tampa, 4210 56th Street North, Tampa FL 33610.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Menorah Manor.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.